|Safe & Easy Key Lime Pie
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup milk
grated peel of one lime, outside part only (avoid white)
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup lime juice
Line a 9" pie plate with graham crackers, breaking them as needed.
Beat egg yolks. Place condensed milk in a deep glass
microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on high until milk starts
to boil, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove from oven. Add a
Tbsp. at a time of hot condensed milk to the egg yolks while whisking
them. After incorporating about 5 or 5 Tbsp. into the yolks,
scrape yolk mixture into the milk, mixing well.
Microwave again, whisking every 15 seconds, until mixture boils.
Remove from oven.
Whisk together grated lime peel, cornstarch & milk. Add slowly to
condensed milk & yolks, mixing well. Return to the microwave
& bring to a full boil, whisking every 15 seconds.
Remove from oven again. Stir in the lime juice, mixing gently but
thoroughly. Pour immediately into the graham cracker lined pie
plate. Chill well.
Note: if you wish to make the cream cheese version, beat the softened
cream cheese and egg yolks together. Proceed as above. If you feel the need for white stuff on top, use the egg whites to make White